AbuDhabi National Oil Company: We are working to control a fire at a refinery, no casualties reported

SANA, 500 Persons including 60 rebels and a number of defected soldiers, fugitives have signed for reconciliation in Wadi Barada. A car bomb exploded in Bayaa SW Baghdad, 1 killed and 4 wounded. Iraq IDPs in northeastern Mosul targeted by three Daesh VBIEDs Rubio: "It should not be hard to say" that Putin is a war criminal Rubio: Is Putin a war criminal? Tillerson: I would not use that term. Rubio: Well let me tell you what's been going on in Aleppo. Locals in Wadi Barada deny government reports that there was an agreement today regarding entering the besieged area to repair the water supply ISF begin move to the 2th bridge in Mosul "Defeating ISIS must be our foremost priority in the Middle East" - US nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson Iraqi forces surround the tomb of the Prophet Yunus in central Mosul "Russia must be held to account for its actions" - Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson The commander of the Libyan national army visited Admiral KuznetsovAssad government attacks Madaya town and Zabdani city in Damascus countryside with artillery bombing. Pentagon: US could keep anti-Islamic State presence in Iraq after Mosul falls Russian Navy's Heavily laden Ropucha class LSTM "KOROLEV" 130 southbound on the İstanbul Strait en route to Tartus/Syria (4:30 pm local) ISIL reporting that Turkish and Russian aircrafts heavily bombing Al Bab areaIsraeli army say have uncovered Hamas plot to access soldiers phones, gain sensitive military information. Hamas set up fake Facebook accounts to entice Israeli soldiers to give them sensitive information about operations. Kirazli Metro station in Istanbul is closed for Reina gunman report. Israeli army stops Hamas program directed at getting sensitive info from soldier's cell phonesIstanbul - Police officers preparing to enter Bağcılar-Kirazlı metro station after tip-off the #ReinaAttacker has been seen. Suspected US drone strike targeted a car transporting members of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra) near Saraqib Syria Turkey Istanbul - Police evacuate Bağcılar-Kirazlı metro station after tip-off the ReinaAttacker has been seen. Search ongoing. #WadiBarada: Rebels destroyed with a Metis ATGM a position with a tank overlooking the valleyISIL report from Egypt-Sinai: Subsequently around a dozen fighters enter the area, swiftly taking control of the checkpoint seemingly uncontested #WrathOfEuphrates SDF advanced to Raqqa from AynÎsa and Kadiriye,have united in Kermanco pocket is closed Tunisia clashes between police forces and protesters in BenGuerdane over easing trade with Libya Three people injured as IED explodes near market in al-Shuhada neighbourhood in Baghdad Counter-terror service seize Mosul's Maliyah. Close to capture Jisr al-Hurriyah (2nd) bridgeA very loud explosion heard in Baghdad 40 people detained in Sanliurfa, Turkey for spreading PKK and the related groups propaganda on social media #WhiteHelmets rescuing the wounded soon after an airstrike on AlMarj in Rif Dimashq

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19 February 2017
IDPs in northeastern Mosul targeted by three Daesh VBIEDs
ISF begin move to the 2th bridge in Mosul
"Defeating ISIS must be our foremost priority in the Middle East" - US nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson
Iraqi forces surround the tomb of the Prophet Yunus in central Mosul
"Russia must be held to account for its actions" - Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson
Russian Navy's Heavily laden Ropucha class LSTM "KOROLEV" 130 southbound on the İstanbul Strait en route to Tartus/Syria (4:30 pm local)
ISIL reporting that Turkish and Russian aircrafts heavily bombing Al Bab area
Kirazli Metro station in Istanbul is closed for Reina gunman report.
Istanbul - Police officers preparing to enter Bağcılar-Kirazlı metro station after tip-off the #ReinaAttacker has been seen.
Suspected US drone strike targeted a car transporting members of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra) near Saraqib Syria
ISIL report from Egypt-Sinai: Subsequently around a dozen fighters enter the area, swiftly taking control of the checkpoint seemingly uncontested
#WrathOfEuphrates SDF advanced to Raqqa from AynÎsa and Kadiriye,have united in Kermanco pocket is closed
Counter-terror service seize Mosul's Maliyah. Close to capture Jisr al-Hurriyah (2nd) bridge
#WhiteHelmets rescuing the wounded soon after an airstrike on AlMarj in Rif Dimashq